A 15 year old's capacity to consent - case study
- You’re a GP.
- Your patient is Kelly, who is 15 years old.
- Kelly has symptoms of cystitis and a dip stick urine test suggests a urine infection.
- You decide that treatment with an antibiotic is required.
- Kelly has also told you that she is having sex with her 17-year-old boyfriend.
- She asks you if she can go on the pill.